New Salobreña bus stop on shaky ground

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IT seems the temporary bus stop set to be built at the unused playground of the IES Mediterraneo in Salobreña is facing obstacles.

As reported by the EuroWeekly News at the end of September, mayor of the town, Maria Eugenia Rufino, had presented the project to turn the 1,685-square-metre area into a temporary station, complete with a waiting room and toilets, at a total cost of €122,000. The project was expected to create at least 50 job positions.

In addition, the playground was to be adapted so that it could be turned back into a school facility so as to allow students to also benefit from the renovations.

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However, the education board of the Mediterraneo secondary school has opposed project, claiming in a letter that the new stop will cause noise, from buses and people, as well as increase pollution, amongst many other disadvantages.

“A more appropriate location would be safer for the Salobreña community,” read the letter.

The Partido Andalucista has also presented a motion against the project and in favour of finding a different location for the station, condemning the amount of money that is going to be spent on a project which generates conflict.

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